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The full movie lineup for this year’s South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has been announced, and while there isn’t a heavy slate of genre features, some interesting independent titles will be shown in the different sections.
In addition to the previously announced unveiling of Ti West’s THE INNKEEPERS (as reported here), the Spotlight Premieres will include the world debut of DETENTION, from music video (and, er, TORQUE) director Joseph Kahn, in which a teenage girl finds that being given the titular punishment the night of her senior prom is much worse when a fictional slasher-film killer is on the loose. Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook (pictured above), Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke from the last two RESIDENT EVIL movies and Aaron David Johnson star. In the Emerging Visions series, two films will have their North American premieres: CAUGHT INSIDE (trailer below), an Australian seafaring psychothriller in the DONKEY PUNCH vein, directed by Adam Blaiklock and starring Ben Oxenbould, Daisy Betts, Sam Lyndon, Simon Lyndon and Peter Phelps; and SILVER BULLETS, from mumblecore filmmaker Joe Swanberg and set against the backdrop of a werewolf movie production, starring Kate Lyn Sheil, West, BITTER FEAST’s Amy Seimetz, Jane Adams and Swanberg himself.
More lycanthrope action will be seen when the fest presents a special screening of the Gothic fairy-tale update RED RIDING HOOD, starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons, at midnight on Thursday, March 10, with director Catherine Hardwicke in attendance. A younger female auteur, teenager Emily Hagins of PATHOGEN and the documentary ZOMBIE GIRL, will world-premiere MY SUCKY TEEN ROMANCE (trailer below), in which high-school geeks battle real bloodsuckers at a sci-fi convention, toplining Elaine Hurt, Patrick Delgado, Santiago Dietche, Lauren Lee and Tony Vespe.
A couple of borderline genre titles—James Gunn’s SUPER and Takashi Miike’s 13 ASSASSINS—are also part of the lineup, and though nothing’s been announced yet, it’s likely that, as it has for a few years now, SXSW will also showcase a Fantastic Fest at Midnight selection of fright and related fare programmed by the folks from that Texas event; we’ll keep you posted. For more info on SXSW, check out its official website.
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